They used public statements, press releases, campaign platforms and voting records to score all fifty Governors. Each executive was ranked on a scale from -10 (most liberal) to +10 (most conservative).
Gov. Wolf scored -5 which put him furthest to the left, just ahead of the -4.25 scored by Governors Jay Inslee and Mark Dayton, of Washington and Minnesota respectively.
Gov. Butch Otter of Idaho got the highest score with +7.
Of course, Wolf’s short tenure may have contributed to his rating. Its unlikely, however, that his political foes see it that way.